Transit Employees Health and Welfare Fund and the 689 Moving Metro Wellness Program is excited to announce that starting January 1, 2016 eligible members can save up to $260 a year by participating in our wellness program! This is a program available to active members of Transit Employees Health and Welfare Fund through our partnership with Virgin Pulse.
You can participate in a quarterly wellness game and earn points for healthy behaviors. As you earn points you earn rewards through health insurance premium discounts and “Pulse Cash”.
Each year you can earn up to $160.00 in health insurance premium discounts and an additional $100.00 in “Pulse Cash”. Rewards are fulfilled on a quarterly basis in accordance with points earned.
What is “Pulse Cash”?
Pulse cash is an electronic currency that members can access through their Virgin Pulse account and cash in for a gift card of their choice; elect to have it deposited directly into their bank account or can spend in the Virgin Pulse online store.
How will I receive my premium credit?
Wellness Premium Creditswill be processed automatically through payroll and will show up as a lower health insurance premium in your paycheck NOT a separate line item.
You will be able to view the credits once they are processed in the Transit Employees Health and Welfare Portal under payment history. It will be labeled “wellness premium credit” for the amounts of $5.00, $15.00 or $40.00 depending on what you earned that quarter.
How do I earn points?
There are several ways to earn points through the Virgin Pulse program including…
How do I sign up?
If you are a METRO employee and a participant in the Plan, but you leave your METRO employment, lose your eligibility for Plan coverage, and then return to work for METRO at a later date, you will be treated a s a new METRO employee.
You will be asked to complete enrollment forms. Before the end of your probation period, you will receive information from the Health & Welfare Plan about the benefit choices available to you. You must return those forms to the Health & Welfare Plan by the date indicated. Full-time employees who do not make a selection will automatically be enrolled for single coverage in the default HMO (Kaiser), and the Cigna Dental HMO.